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Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Share on Twitter Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase that is for a topic that is so nuanced, especially for me as an immigrant entrepreneur. Growing up in Brazil, I am les...
Tags: Google, Column, Elon Musk, California, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Berlin, Singapore, Immigration, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Tesla, Canada


Inc. Magazine Deal $4.99/Year

  Inc. Magazine January 2019 – Inc., the magazine for growing companies, delivers real solutions for today’s innovative business builders. With information and advice covering virtually every business and management task, including marketing, sales, finding capital and managing people, Inc. helps business owners and CEOs start, run and grow their businesses. 1 Year Subscription for... Read More Read more about Inc. Magazine Deal $4.99/Year
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Brentwood acquires Afterburn Holdings

Brentwood Associates has acquired a majority stake in Houston-based Afterburn Holdings, an Orangetheory Fitness franchisee. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray & Co advised Afterburn Holdings on the transaction while Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP provided legal counsel. And, Burr & Forman LLP provided legal advice to Brentwood. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brentwood Associates (“Brentwood”), a leading middle-market private equity investment firm, announced it h...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Houston, Company, Brentwood, Houston Texas, Inc, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough LLP, Brentwood Associates, Orangetheory Fitness, PE Deals, Piper Jaffray Co, Rahul Aggarwal, EPOC, Orangetheory, Burr Forman LLP


8 Best eCommerce Platforms to Launch Online Digital Product Selling Store

 “eCommerce is the elephant in the room” stated by Richard Stables, CEO of Kelkoo. Recent online trends and performance show that a fruitful move to eCommerce is possible for traditional high street retailers. No doubt selling online is the best way to grave wide market and multiply the revenue growth. ECommerce marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart are well-known examples of successful online ventures. When it’s about selling digital products online, the first thing that comes in anyone’s mind is ...
Tags: Wordpress, Marketing, Sales, E-commerce, Shopify, Porter, Inc, X Cart, Amazon Flipkart, Ecommerce Platform, Shopify Shopify, Ecommerce Solutions, Dokan, Top Ecommerce Platforms, YoKart, B2B marketplace software


Vengo, maker of touch-screen vending machines, just collected $7 million in fresh equity funding

Vengo, a six-year-old, Bethpage, New York-based startup that makes touchscreen vending machines for a wide variety of uses and clients, has raised $7 million in new equity funding, shows a new SEC filing. That roughly doubles the amount of money the company has raised over the years, including from such notable investors as Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Hsieh, David Tisch, rap mogul Nas, and Joanna Wilson, among others. Vengo makes wall-mounted mini-vending machines the size of large pi...
Tags: TC, New York, Hardware, Abc, Funding, Tech, Nas, Venture Capital, Brad Feld, SEC, Shark Tank, New York University, Kiehl, Inc, Tony Hsieh, David Tisch


Dolls Kill is raising up to $15 million for its edgy fashion brand made for ‘misfits’

When founder Bobby Farahi met Shaudi “Shoddy” Lynn, it was at a rave in L.A. Farahi has said he was immediately drawn to the fashion sense of Lynn, who was a DJ at the time; she, meanwhile, might have appreciated the business acumen of Farahi, who had already sold a broadcast monitoring service called Multivision to a rival company. As Farahi told Inc. magazine several years ago, the couple, now married, decided to try their hand at business together, calling it Dolls Kill and selling foxtail ke...
Tags: Startups, Ecommerce, London, Kentucky, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, SEC, Nasty Gal, Motel, Boohoo, Lynn, Haight, L A Times, Fairfax Avenue, Inc


Design Job: Skip Hop Is Seeking an Assistant Packaging Designer for Their Iconic Children's Brand

Carter's, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, North America, Carter, The Company, Inc


2018 in Review: Looking Back on a Year in Issues & Trends

In creating the daily Issues & Trends newsletter, an exclusive PRSA member benefit, we here at PRSA’s publications department often share the media stories we find fascinating, informative and pertinent to the evolving communications profession. We also closely monitor I&T click- and engagement-stats to learn more about what you, as PR professionals, want to read about. In evaluating the topics that mattered most to PRSA members in 2018, here’s what caught our eye: Public apologies Stories about...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Office, Nike, Pr, Atlantic, Google Docs, Seaworld, Kylie Jenner, Fast Company, Cnbc, Rogers, Facebook Live, Thought Leadership, Crocs, Mario Batali


PB Careers: Fred’s  Private Brands Sourcing Manager

PB Careers: Fred’s  Private Brands Sourcing Manager Location: Dallas, TX Job Id:  452 # of Openings:  1 Position Purpose: Fred’s Inc. is a leading discount general merchandise store and pharmacy in the Southeastern U.S. with approximately $2 billion in revenue and 600 stores. The Sourcing Manager reports directly to the CEO and VP of Private Brands. The Manager will work closely with the merchandising team on critical sourcing initiatives and negotiation with key buyers and suppliers. The Manag...
Tags: Featured, Jobs, Microsoft, Careers, 2018, Dallas, Branding, Fred, Inc, Private Brands, Fred's


#512 A Look Inside Social Media Site Reddit as a Resource for Small Business

On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… We first talk about the very popular, often misunderstood social media site Reddit. Christine Lagorio-Chafkin shares what makes it the third most-visited website in the United States—and yet, millions of Americans have no idea what it is. We’ll show you what Reddit is, how it works, and how small business can be using it as a marketing resource. Then, we show you how your small business should be thinking about e-commerce. We talk with John Laws...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ipo, New York City, Sales, Chicago, United States, New York Times, Reddit, Wisconsin, Ibm, Alexis Ohanian, John, Bin, Steve Huffman, Sachs


4 Amazing Benefits Small Business Owners Get from their Bankers

It’s easy to see why entrepreneurs are bonding with alternative lenders. What’s not so easy to see is why they’re leaving bankers out of the loop. However, with renewed trust in each other, both institutions are finding mutual benefits. What’s more — the B and B called “Business and Bankers” is finding a renewed comeback. Say you’re a small business owner feeling the squeeze. You could turn to a traditional bank that requires loan applicants to go through a rigorous review process for a 20 perc...
Tags: Finance, Sales, Federal Reserve, Better, Inc, U S Small Business Administration, Fuld, American Bankers Association, Publisher Channel Content, Joe Fuld Entrepreneurs Organization, Campaign Workshop


Metalmark invests in T. Parker Host

Metalmark Capital has made an investment in Norfolk, Virginia-based T. Parker Host, a maritime industry solutions provider. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — T. Parker Host (“Host” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a strategic investment from Metalmark Capital (“Metalmark”). Metalmark is a leading private equity firm with a long track record of successfully investing in family and founder-owned businesses in targeted sectors, with parti...
Tags: Trends, United States, Baltimore, Anderson, Mississippi River, Company, South Florida, Host, Adam, Avondale, Inc, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc, Norfolk Virginia, Tradepoint Atlantic, New Orleans LA, Port of New Orleans


Lighter Capital backs marketing analytics platform NinjaCat

New York-based NinjaCat, a marketing analytics platform, has secured $1.1 million in funding. The backer was Lighter Capital. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and SEATTLE – December 5, 2018 –Lighter Capital, the leading fintech lender to tech startups, today announced that it has funded NinjaCat for a total of $1.1 million. The funding, provided in three tranches, has enabled NinjaCat to build the most scalable Unified Marketing Analytics Platform (UMAP) available to agencies, publishers, AdTech providers...
Tags: New York, US, America, Trends, Seattle, Adtech, Inc, VC Deals, Lighter Capital, BJ Lackland, About Lighter Capital Lighter Capital, UMAP, NinjaCat, Unified Marketing Analytics Platform UMAP, Paul Deraval CEO of NinjaCat


Holiday Sales are Soaring, How to Leverage Your Personal Brand, How to Fight Your Competition and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Marketing Musts for 2019 Join me (@Rieva) for a Twitter chat on Wednesday, December 5 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. The chat is hosted by Simply Business and there’ll be a lot of small business experts there to discuss the best ways to market your business in 2019. Follow the chat on Twitter using the hashtag #SBTips. 2—Women, the Economy & Holiday Shopping How do women feel about the state of the economy? The SheSpeaks/Lippe Taylor W...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, UK, New York, Microsoft, California, America, Analytics, UPS, Chicago, David, Gartner, Burberry, Google Docs, American Express


Women Entrepreneurs Are Stepping Up to the Plate With Personal Investments in Startups

While raising money is still hard for almost every entrepreneur, there's a growing sense that it's getting easier for women at long last.Notably, women entrepreneurs are stepping up to the plate: In a survey of 279 U.S. women entrepreneurs conducted jointly by Inc. and Fast Company, a surprising 42 percent say that in addition to running their own companies, they make personal investments in startups. On the flip side, of those who have raised outside capital, 38 percent said they specifically ...
Tags: Sales, Fast Company, Angel Investors, Inc, Laurel Delaney, Female Founders, Angel Capital Association, Women-owned Startups, Personal Investments, Women Entrepreneurs Are Stepping Up To The Plate


Jelly Highlighters Will Give You The Dewiest Glow — Even In Winter

There are a few magical things in this world. There's the Do Not Disturb iPhone feature, bath bombs, coffee, the city of Paris, and now... jelly highlighters. Yes, powders get the job done, but these jelly formulas glide onto your cheekbones as a gel then set on your skin like a powder. The result is a glistening glow that was once only achievable post-workout.And not only does the bouncy texture of this product give your skin some extra hydration, but there's also the fact that it blends easil...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Paris, Sephora, Inc, OG, Kira Kira, Fenty Beauty, Farsali, Sephora Recently Almay, Cosmetics Jelly


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - November 29th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists: Blackout (best books) BN Teen Blog (best YA books) Book Riot (best comedy books...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, David, New York Times, Bustle, Chicago Tribune, Inc, Library Journal, Michael Dirda, Zocalo Public Square, Chicago Review of Books, Multnomah County Library


The Power of Perceptions

In 1991 I purchased a four-year old Audi 5000 automobile for $2,500. When the car was new, it had been listed at $40,000. It was really beautiful inside. It had all sorts of electronic controls, powered everything, and it drove incredibly well. In fact, I can honestly say that the Audi 5000 was one of the nicest cars I have ever owned. In the entire time I owned the car, I had very few problems with it. The car was very comfortable in all respects and it cost me less than a much older, cheap com...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, New York, California, Church, US, Careers, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, Sony, Cbs


Every time someone quits or is fired from tech company Basecamp, a detailed, company-wide 'goodbye announcement' email explains why

At web app company Basecamp, every time an employee leaves, a "goodbye announcement" is sent to the entire staff. The person can write it themselves or have their manager write it. If the person doesn't include details about why they quit or were fired, the manager sends a follow-up note. The goal is to be open and honest. Basecamp is known for its unconventional people practices. Employees at the small web app company work from places all over the world. CEO and cofounder Jason Fried places ...
Tags: Navy, Trends, Green, Bob, Basecamp, Jason Fried, Amanda, Julie, Inc, Luis, Hansson, Alison Green, David Heinemeier Hansson


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - November 20th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Daily updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists: Arcadia on Books (best books) Atlanta Journal-Constitution (cookbooks) Atticus Rev...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, New York Public Library, Arcadia, Booklist, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Kirkus Reviews, Inc, Smithsonian Magazine, Regina Leader Post


Web scraping case fails under Dastar

Plaintiff sued defendant claiming that defendant wrongfully scraped sales listings from plaintiff’s website and copied those listings on defendant’s own website. It brought the following claims: Violation of the Copyright Act’s prohibitions against distributing false copyright management information (“CMI”) (17 U.S.C. §1202(a)), and removing or altering CMI (Id., §1202(b)); andViolation of the Lanham Act for reverse passing off and false endorsement. Defendant moved to dismiss for failure to s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Copyright, Cmi, Inc, Dastar, Dastar Corp, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, Int, Unfair Competition, Pers Keepsakes Inc, Personalizationmall com Inc, Dastar the Supreme Court, Lanham Act Alan Ross Machinery Corp, Machino Corporation


GitLab's Secret To Success? All Its 350 Employees Work Remotely

Inc. magazine explains a unique feature of GitLab. "Every employee of the San Francisco-based startup, which offers tools for software developers, works from home." Three years ago, that was nine people. Today, GitLab's 350 employees across 45 countries use video calls and Slack chats to stay constantly connected.... GitLab meetings and presentations are uploaded to YouTube. Its employee handbook -- over 1,000 pages long when printed -- is publicly available online as a resource, so employees ca...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Alphabet, Gitlab, Inc, Dave Munichiello, Sid Sijbrandij, GitLab Every, Barbie Brewer, GitLab Munichiello


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - November 17th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed. Daily updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2...
Tags: Music, David, Vogue, Inc, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Radhika, Will Kelly, BooksZoosandParentingToo


Yes, You Can Buy Great Gifts at Sephora for $20 or Less

Ah makeup, beauty, and skincare gift sets! They are plentiful around the Holiday season aren’t they? There many, many excellent values out there but sometimes we are squeezed for cash around the Holidays and can’t always afford to indulge in all those great sets. If you have need of a little me gifting to spoil yourself, a secret Santa gift, or maybe something small to spoil a friend or family member without breaking the bank you can find a ton of options below for $20 or less at Sephora.com....
Tags: Beauty, Santa, Marc Jacobs, Nails Inc, Sephora, Gift Ideas, Inc, Fenty, Mascara, Le Marc Lip Crème, Winky Lux Set, Ultra Repair Cream, Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks, Winky Lux Sparkle Kitty Lip, Cooling Water Stick, Lip Kit Popper


The Other Playlists: How Behavior Impacts Songs

Since the beginning of the recording industry, the limitations imposed by format have directly influenced music, from wax cylinders to MP3s. Here we look at how the now dominant format - streaming - is reshaping music. ______________________________ Guest post from AWAL “We should get good enough that you don’t have to take your phone out of your pocket to get the right stuff,” Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese told FiveThirtyEight in 2014, soon after Spotify acquired the Boston-based music...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Boston, Research, Bbc, Pandora, DSP, Stuart, Ohio State University, Inc, Lucchese, Jim Lucchese, Awal, Instagram Stories, Techradar, Victoria Stuart


10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs (2019)

Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S. startup ecosystem for many decades. Despite repeated efforts, only  a few cities outside the Valley (New York and Boston) have historically had the critical mix of VC funding, network, and talent to fuel vibrant startup centers. Best startup city rankings have reflected this truth for a long time. But this is becoming less true today,  as more and more entrepreneurs find their way across the U.S. There are now many metro areas with growing infrastructur...
Tags: Apple, Utah, New York, Texas, Small Business, Colorado, California, Washington, La, Boston, Inspiration, US, Sales, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Inc. Magazine Deal $4.75/Year

Inc. Magazine Deal Inc., the magazine for growing companies, delivers real solutions for today’s innovative business builders. With information and advice covering virtually every business and management task, including marketing, sales, finding capital and managing people, Inc. helps business owners and CEOs start, run and grow their businesses. 1 Year Subscription for only $4.75 (up to... Read More Read more about Inc. Magazine Deal $4.75/Year
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The 10 Hottest Sectors for 2018 Startups

Financial services, healthcare, construction, logistics and consumer goods – major sectors growing across the US. Here is a great list from Inc. on the 10 hottest…startup industries. I find this really exciting! The 10 Hottest Industries for Startups in 2018
Tags: US, Careers, Inc, Hottest Industries for Startups


7 Ways Video Can Increase Ad Conversion Rates

This is a guest post by Hope Horner, Founder & CEO at LemonLight Everyone’s talking about video, and rightly so! Video is one of the most engaging types of content and has been shown to increase not just website vanity metrics, like view count and time spent on page, but sales-driven metrics like conversion rates, as well. As a matter of fact, 71% of marketers say their videos have higher conversion rates than their other marketing content. But why? You may stop scrolling to watch a video ad o...
Tags: La, Research, Cta, Sem, Horner, Inc, Pepperdine, Geo, Hope Horner, LemonLight Everyone, Lemonlight Hope Horner, Entrepreneur Forbes Inc


America Braces For Daylight Saving Time - And Missing Medical Records

"One hundred years after Congress passed the first daylight saving legislation, more and more people are doubting the wisdom of changing the clocks," writes PBS, noting that it actually makes Americans use more electricity and consume more gasoline. "If you can find anyone who supports this, they're probably just trolling you," writes Inc magazine's contributor editor, adding "Literally everyone hates it... It's almost impossible to find anyone who still supports this insane, anachronistic ide...
Tags: Apple, Google, Congress, California, Tech, Pbs, Usa Today, American Medical Association, Inc, Cerner, Steven Stack, Carol Hawthorne Johnson